There’s going to be a “Pot Luck Protest” with live music at 5 p.m. Saturday in Niles Canyon. Rumor is whoever prepares the best meal gets to to keep Bruce Cates’ straw hat. It’s only been worn about 11,532 times.
The Alameda Creek folks sent out an email today acknowledging that they did get notice of the project, but didn’t focus on the tree removals. According to them, here’s what’ll be removed for this first project: 10 white alders, 9 California bay laurels, 13 big leaf maples, 17 California sycamores, and 21 willows.
They pretty much acknowledged there’s no way this project is getting stopped, but they’re hoping a big turnout on Saturday will help sway Caltrans to rethink the next project, which includes cutting down a lot more trees:
Click where it says to click for info about the protest:
Protest the Destruction in Niles Canyon
Save Niles Canyon!
Join the potluck protest against CalTrans killing our trees and destroying the beauty and natural
environment of the canyon.
expected to start)
Saturday, March 5, beginning at 5 pm (ongoing until at least 9 pm, when tree cutting is
Mission Boulevard in Fremont
Vallejo Mill Park, at the bottom of Niles Canyon Road (Highway 84), 100 yards east of
message to CalTrans and elected officials that this project needs to be stopped immediately!
To protest and document the cutting of our trees and damage to the creek. To send a
What to bring:
flashlight, glowstick or stronger light), food and drink to share
Your friends and family, protest signs, warm clothes, a light source (headlamp,
Niles Canyon 100 yards, turn left into Vallejo Mill Park.
From Mission Boulevard and Niles Canyon Road (Hwy 84) in Fremont, go east up
There will be a bonfire so people can stay warm and hopefully some live acoustic music. Informal
potluck event – bring food or drink to share. Meet your neighbors, learn more about this
destructive project, tell CalTrans “hell no!”
Parking at the Vallejo Mill Park or west of Mission Boulevard. Please be careful and watch for
Please help keep the protest positive, peaceful and focused.
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or FremontLEAF@gmail.com
Local residents and Alameda Creek Alliance members are picketing at both ends of Niles Canyon
every night beginning at 5 pm during rush hour. Join the picket! E-mail FremontLEAF@gmail.com
for more information.